Just in case you missed it!

Sharon Hamilton, MS, RN, NLCPC, CFDS
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare

On January 23, 2019, CMS published Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the Conditions of Participation (CoP). Subsequently, within a 30-day period to meet compliance, all surveyors will use the guidance contained within the FAQs when providing a survey.

Agencies should familiarize their clinical staff now with the FAQs guidance, in anticipation of changes related to their understanding of the interpretative guidelines, which were posted on August 31, 2018.

To read the FAQs go to https://bit.ly/2SaOJQwThe final interpretive guidelines can be found at https://go.cms.gov/2NN1GKX